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Citibank Gets Hacked - Approx. 200,000 Accounts Affected

submitted on June 9, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
Black hat hackers are running wild this summer. Looks like it's becoming more and more difficult to stay secure online these days.

HONG KONG – Citigroup Inc. said Thursday that hackers accessed the credit card information of North American customers, in an online security breach affecting about 200,000 accounts.

The bank said it recently discovered during routine monitoring that account information for about 1 percent of customers was viewed.

Citi has more than 21 million credit card customers in North America, according to its 2010 annual report. The New York-based bank didn't say exactly how many accounts were breached.

The hackers were able to gain access to Citi's Account Online service to view customer names, their account numbers and contact information including email addresses.

They weren't able to gain access to social security numbers, birth dates, card expiry dates or card security codes.



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  • 116129
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 9, 2011
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    Always a new one, it seems. I've gotten a few recent emails about various companies such as this, where I'm on a mailing list, of course.
  • 116160
    psplove
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    Posted by psplove on June 9, 2011
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    Wow! Lucky me. I didn't have any account with Citibank..
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    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on June 9, 2011
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    Lucky me as well.
  • 116177
    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on June 9, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Another one! Feels like nothing is safe anymore!
  • 116189
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 9, 2011
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    I have a credit card with them but so far no email. Anyone else?
  • 116192
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on June 10, 2011
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    I have one, too. Citibank claims they are "contacting customers whose information was impacted." Hopefully no contact means we aren't affected. I wasn't too thrilled to learn that the breach occurred a month ago, and they are just now reporting it. http://techland.time.com/2011/.....onth-late/
  • 116230
    clover
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    Posted by clover on June 10, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I have two Citibank Cards and haven't heard from them yet.
  • 116231
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on June 10, 2011
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    Pay pal is your best bet for buying on line which offer the opportunity to dispute & resolve any issues being charged against your credit cards or bank account.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on June 10, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I love my PayPal account! 1.5% back on my debit if I use it as a signature charge and it's linked to almost everywhere now so I don't have to input personal information!

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